We urge you to visit Arlington’s farmers markets and support our local farmers and vendors who have had to pivot quickly to meet these new safety guidelines during the ongoing COVID crisis. Some experienced hardship as farmers lost other markets like restaurants, schools and institutions when they closed. Visit the farmers market websites to learn about their current guidelines, operational adjustments, and pre-ordering opportunities.
Virginia farmers markets were open during the COVID-19 health crisis, even though they were not deemed essential businesses in the governor’s initial executive order. Friends of Urban Agriculture advocated for the reclassification of farmers markets as essential businesses like grocery stores.
Arlington has 10 farmers markets. View a map of all the farmers markets and find one near you.
Arlington Farmers Market, N. 14th Street & N. Courthouse Road
Saturdays, open year-round: April – December 8 am – noon, January – March 9 am – noon
Westover Farmers Market, 1644 N. McKinley Road & Washington Blvd.
Sundays, open year round, May – November 8 am –noon, December – April 9 am – 1 pm
Columbia Pike Farmers Market, 2820 Columbia Pike at Walter Reed Drive
Sundays, open year round, 9 am – 1 pm
Ballston Farmers Market, Welburn Park across N. Stuart Street from Ballston Metro Station
Thursdays, April – November, 3 pm – 7 pm
Crystal City Farmers Market, 1900 Crystal Drive between 18th & 20th Streets
Tuesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm
Fairlington Farmers Market, 3308 S. Stafford St. at Fairlington Community Center
Sundays, May – October, 9 am – 1 pm
Lubber Run Farmers Market, Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson St. & George Mason Dr
Saturdays, April – November, 8 am – noon
Rosslyn Farmers Market, 1800 N. Lynn Street near Rosslyn Metro Station in Central Place Plaza
Wednesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm
National Landing BID, Metropolitan Park, 1330 S. Fair Street, Saturdays, May – July, 8:00am – noon, May – August
Cherrydale Farmers Market, Dorothy Hamm Middle School, Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm, May – November.
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